Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.

Nneka Ogwumike isn't worried about whether or not she'll make the U.S. women's basketball team for the world championship at the end of the month. She's just focused on playing the best she can and letting the rest take care of itself.

When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship.

The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been ruled out for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner will be a game-time decision for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday against Chicago because of an eye problem.

Maya Moore and Sue Bird proudly showed off their newly acquired dog tags.

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was the unanimous choice for the All-WNBA first team.

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.

Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books. Candice Dupree made just about every shot she took. Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects.

There was a sense of familiarity among the coaches and players as the U.S. women's national team opened up training camp for the world championship Monday at the Naval Academy.

Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.

The WNBA is in good shape, financially and competitively, league president Laurel Richie said Sunday.

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool due to injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month.

The injuries to Vandersloot and Fowles, along with Delle Donne's unfortunate illness, may have been a blessing in disguise for the Sky, as Chatman was forced to give Epiphanny Prince, Allie Quigley, Jessica Breland and Jamierra Faulkner more significant roles than expected. During its run past the Dream and Fever, it became apparent that Chicago's roster is now filled with competitors who gained valuable experience playing crunch-time minutes during an up-and-down regular season.

Glance at the regular-season records and the Phoenix Mercury would seem to be a shoe-in to win the WNBA Finals over the Chicago Sky.

A friendly feast is at stake in this weekend's WNBA Finals between the Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky.

A look at the WNBA Finals, which starts Sunday:

Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn's postgame meeting with her players Wednesday was unlike any season wrap-up speech she had ever given.

With a trip to the WNBA Finals on the line, Allie Quigley came through when her Chicago Sky teammates needed her the most.

Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games.

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